Is trauma always bad for us?

Open Research Forum: Is Trauma Always Bad for Us?

Diana Pinto

In our first Leicester Vaughan College Research Forum of the year Diana Pinto traces her journey from adult student of Psychology to course director in the Vaughan Centre and now deputy director of undergraduate studies at the University of Leicester. This exploration combines her personal experience and enduring commitment to adult learning with her discovery of her now specialist research field of Positive Psychology and the insights and impetus it gives to those whose lives are marked by trauma.

Diana will explore how post-traumatic growth (PTG) or benefit finding is positive psychological change experienced as a result of adversity and other challenges in order to rise to a higher level of functioning and ultimately psychological wellbeing.

This presentation will take place on Tuesday, 8 October 2019.

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